Robert J. Sawyer





Robert J. Sawyer

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April 29, 1960

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Robert J. Sawyer is one of Canada's best known and most successful science fiction writers. He is the only Canadian (and one of only 7 writers in the world) to have won all three of the top international awards for science fiction: the 1995 Nebula Award for The Terminal Experiment, the 2003 Hugo Award for Hominids, and the 2006 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Mindscan.
Robert Sawyer grew up in Toronto, the son of two university professors. He credits two of his favourite shows from the late 1960s and early 1970s, Search and Star Trek, with teaching him some of the fundamentals of the science-fiction craft. Sawyer was obsessed with outer space from a young age, and he vividly remembers watching the televised Apollo missions. He claims to
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Please join us Saturday, November 29, 2014, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Bakka-Phoenix Books, 84 Harbord Street, Toronto, to celebrate the life and memory of special-effects producer and science documentarian Michael Lennick, who passed away November 7. Everyone is welcome. We’ll be downstairs in the function room. Many thanks to Bakka-Phoenix for making the space available.

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Average rating: 3.86 · 65,510 ratings · 5,215 reviews · 120 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 8,411 ratings — published 1999 — 39 editions
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Hominids (Neanderthal Paral...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 6,692 ratings — published 2002 — 21 editions
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Calculating God
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 4,965 ratings — published 2000 — 21 editions
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WWW: Wake (WWW, #1)
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 4,975 ratings — published 2009 — 27 editions
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Humans (Neanderthal Paralla...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,318 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
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WWW: Watch (WWW, #2)
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 3,056 ratings — published 2010 — 21 editions
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Hybrids (Neanderthal Parall...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 2,854 ratings — published 2003 — 16 editions
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,541 ratings — published 2011 — 21 editions
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The Terminal Experiment
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 2,236 ratings — published 1995 — 25 editions
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Rollback
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 2,266 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”
Robert J. Sawyer, Calculating God

“There is no indisputable proof for the big bang," said Hollus. "And there is none for evolution. And yet you accept those. Why hold the question of whether there is a creator to a higher standard?”
Robert J. Sawyer, Calculating God

“Naturally, one does not normally discuss plans to commit murder with the intended victim.”
Robert J. Sawyer, Flashforward

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